Last August, Utah made history as the first state to establish a regulatory sandbox, providing a space for lawyers and other professionals to deliver nontraditional legal services under the supervision of the state supreme court. A year later, numerous businesses and collaborations are up and running, providing a wide range of much-needed legal services. None of this would have been possible without the groundbreaking reforms passed last fall. Despite trepidation from some in the legal community around the idea of nonlawyers providing legal services, with harm to consumers cited as one of the biggest risks, newly released data from the…
At Hanzo, we embrace the idea that employees should bring their whole selves to work. As part of our culture, we’re encouraging Hanzonians to take the time to acknowledge and celebrate their ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. Given that Hispanics make up 18% of the population in the U.S., this month, we recognize Hispanic/Latinx communities and their cultures at work by celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month beginning on September 15.…
Creating LINKS: Bringing Together Legal Information and Knowledge Professionals Colleen Cable | September 14, 2021 As we near the end of 2021, legal information and knowledge professionals have continued to work primarily in a remote environment. This has not only impacted how we work, but also how we network, how we learn, and how we grow as professionals. In this environment, there are many reasons to gather as a group of likeminded professionals. They include not only expanding our network, but also the ability to share ideas and work with others or to find solutions to common problems; this is…
Last month, in a marriage of two contract management platforms, Conga acquired Contract Wrangler. For entrepreneur-turned-lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Neil Peretz, it was the conclusion of a journey that began five years earlier, when he founded Contract Wrangler with a vision of a contracts platform that would be more than just a repository, more than able to simply identify key clauses, but that would actually be able to provide answers to what was in those contracts.  What is it like to start, build and then sell a legal tech company? What were the challenges Peretz faced in developing the product and…
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog Entry(Chicago, IL) September 14, 2021  – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the opening of registration for LegalSEC Summit 2021. ILTA is pleased to announce the return of the much-anticipated conference, LegalSEC Summit. LegalSEC Summit is the industry’s premier two-day security conference, designed for technology professionals at every level, who manage security, governance, risk, and compliance in support of the practice of law. This year, the digital conference will [More]
The New Jersey-based court reporting company Veritext Legal Solutions, which already provides a variety of deposition and litigation support solutions, has acquired Canadian court reporting company Reportex and its family of brands in British Columbia. As part of the acquisition, Veritext also acquired United Reporting in Vancouver and Kamloops Reporting Services in Kamloops. Both companies, along with All-Star in New Westminster and Island Reporting in Victoria (which Reportex recently acquired), will be integrated into Veritext as part of Reportex, making up the company’s British Columbia arm. Veritext already owned Canadian reporting firms Neesons in Toronto; Royal Reporting in Winnipeg,…
From : Blog Entry>>Ragav’s Blog EntrynetDocShare Teams app offers seamless collaboration within Teams   netDocShare Teams app enabling the integration of NetDocuments with Teams NetDocuments is a cloud-based document management software that allows data-sensitive organizations (law firms, financial institutions, insurance, and more) to collaborate, share, edit, and manage documents in a secure location. Integration of NetDocuments with Teams offers inherent security and comprehensive governance protocols, empowering [More]
Onit today announced the general availability of InvoiceAI, an artificial intelligence product for first-pass invoice review, and along with it comes a clever promotional video that plays on the threat of AI world domination and legal professionals’ ambivalence around AI. As I reported last May, the Houston company — which provides enterprise workflow products for corporations and corporate legal departments — initially introduced InvoiceAI with limited availability to select customers, promising general availability in the third quarter of the year.  Right on schedule, Onit today is making InvoiceAI generally available, and also has enhanced the product allow it to…
I was in Manhattan on 9/11, where I worked as editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal. In a post here 15 years ago, I wrote about my memories of that day. In that post, I focused on the end of the day. Throughout the day, the editors and reporters at the NLJ and throughout ALM were consumed with covering the story. As shocked as we all were, we also were journalists, scrambling to find out everything we could about the lawyers and law firms who might be among the victims. But when I left the office that night around 9…
From : Blog Entry>>Gretel’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog post authored by Gretel Best, Manager, Litigation Support & eDiscovery Management Group, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP.  As the volume of electronic data continues to grow, managing the cost of processing, reviewing and producing data as part of the electronic discovery (“eDiscovery”) process is becoming increasingly challenging. Leveraging technology and litigation support tools and retaining the assistance of vendors or alternative legal service providers (“ALSP”) are effective [More]
One of the most useful sessions I attended at the virtual AALL conference this year was on rural legal service delivery and “legal deserts.” One of the speakers, Dr. Lisa Pruitt, described a fundamental challenge for legal service delivery. In my mind, it overlaps not only a service challenge for law libraries but perhaps a fundamental purpose without which it is hard to justify the need for a law library. The phrase she used was legal consciousness and it struck a chord with me. I haven’t been able to find a better description of the phrase than a quote…
The latest Law Streets Insights article explores the emerging technology of drones and autonomous vehicles, first recounting the growing regulation of the field and then exploring federal court litigation in recent years against the top drone makers. While litigation in federal court against the companies remains rare, cases range from patent to civil rights issues.   Click here to read more.
I posit that the most valuable skill that every corporate law department needs in 2021 and beyond is the executive art of the business case….The reasons for this are many, but I’ll give just one: This is a task that cannot be outsourced.  Without the ability to secure the budget and investment required by the demands on the function, corporate clients will remain forever trapped in a never-ending cost-cutting exercise, to the detriment of everyone involved.  Worse yet, sustained strain on the corporate legal function and its outside supply chain introduces net-new risk — legal, financial and compliance risks —…
From : Blog Entry>>Tara’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog post authored by Tara Patterson, Marketing Technology Manager at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. To say priorities have shifted greatly over the past year and a half is an understatement. Many of us have been tasked with developing and implementing tools and processes allowing for more remote collaboration. Requests have grown in complexity with even quicker turnaround times expected – mainly because we have learned through this pandemic that our workforce is adaptable. [More]
Our Friday Legaltech Week live journalists’ roundtable is back today at 3 p.m. E.T., when a panel of journalists and bloggers discuss the top stories in legal technology and innovation. Attendance is free, but you need to register, which you can do here. Register once and you are signed up for all future sessions. Here are some of the stories we’re planning to discuss, with others still to be determined: Our panelists change from week to week, but our usual line-up includes: Nicole Black, legal technology columnist and legaltech evangelist at MyCase. Stephen Embry, publisher, TechLaw Crossroads.…